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Gameday Condos near Williams-Brice Stadium

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Interesting. This would probably be successful. They have some apartments down in that direction which are very successful as far as I know. People who are Gamecock football fanatics would probably go crazy for those.

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Yep. You should see the Cockabooses appraised value. I think they appraised

for $45,000 each and all are basically Winnebagos made in 1950. Richland Co

has a building classification for each type of buiilding and the lowest code is

for Cockabooses. I wrote a web interface to all their parcel data and while

testing did hundreds of searches for the Cock-A-Booses! USC Educ. foundation

developed these. A stroke of genius! Good for the county tax base too. 6000

sq ft appraised at almost $1 million.

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Isn't that a trip? My dad works for the railroad and helped move them all into place. It's CRAZY. People will pay that kinda money.

$200,000 actually doesn't seem too bad for those condos.

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I think it will work.

The condo guy (Spillers) is missing the point. In Columbia it doesn't matter if the condos are located in an industrial area the point is that its close to the stadium. You can build luxury condos in Irmo and say they are USC tailgating condos but that kinda of defeats the purpose of having built them. Besides wouldn't you think that if I build luxury condos here this could change the developments in that area?

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I hear ya! The developments out that way are already changing. And it's not exactly unheard of to mix light industrial and residential. It's not like there are any big factories out there or anything. The complextion of that area will totally change in five years anyway.

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Here is a simple idea on relocating the farmers market. Take the market and move

to the intersection of the beltway and I-26. Renovate the buildings at the farmers

market and sell/lease to Gamecock fans. There is plenty of space for people and

parking. Give the place a sporty name like 'Gamecock Farms'. Take the profit

and use to build the new farmers market. The farmer's market land is valuable only

because of proximity to the stadium. If you can make up enough in new property

tax Richland may not fight so hard to keep the jobs and market here.

What do you guys think?

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Sounds like a good plan to me. That would be great for tailgating space. I would like to see that area redeveloped as well. I bet the University will play a role in that process. There is alot of potential land in the South Campus area.

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As a side note... I saw a few TV spots for these condos during the game the other night. Pretty nice looking drawings of it. People will buy 'em just to have a place to tailgate.

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they have finally broken the ice, and the condos are being constructed now. i think this is going to open up doors for more residential condo's in that area. it's just how the vista started out, as old ware house buildings. i hear there putting up 3 high rise condos. maybe the developments might turn more developers to look at the area, going towards bluff rd. i think that area needs more developments like these

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That is correct. There are 3 condo developments now being built within a stone's throw of Williams-Brice Stadium. The tallest, Carolina Walk, will be 9 stories, the second, The Spur, will be 6 or 7 stories and the 3rd, Stadium Village Lofts, is a 2 story development where the warehouses are currently located on Berea Drive. Hopefully, this is only the tip of the iceberg for development around the stadium.

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Hmmm...could we be seeing a mini-skyline develop near the stadium? Hopefully, this will encourage infill between that area and south Main (the Horizon Block area).

I wonder if some components of the research campus will eventually be located in that area?

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The tracks really slicke that area up. If they can move those around and buld that tressle bridge that they've been talkign about then I can see that area teally taking off.

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OK, I really think we're going to see another skyline emerge near the stadium within the next few years.

MORE condos near the stadium.

This is the FOURTH project of this type, along with

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The condos are definetly a plus!! It will bring more development to the area. How is the construction going on? And does anyone have any pics???? Don't get to travel on that side of town often.

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Good to see some developments going down in that area. They should think of running a shuttle from there to the Vista and Five Points in the near future.

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I do not read the Columbia section often, so maybe I am repeating nothing new. But I got an email announcing Carolina Walk has started sales, and Steve Spurrier will be living there.

see Carolina Walk website

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I do not read the Columbia section often, so maybe I am repeating nothing new. But I got an email announcing Carolina Walk has started sales, and Steve Spurrier will be living there.

see Carolina Walk website

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Yeah, they're maybe half way through the construction of that. Steve Spurrier will own a unit in there, but will not "live" there...he has a huge house on a golf course and lake in northeast Columbia. Probably just wants somewhere to sleep near the stadium on those late nights.

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As cheesy as it is I'm sure that now they should have no problems selling at all! I know now even if I had the money to purchase one I wouldn't be able too. I sure they knew Spurrier was gonna buy one long before.

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I forgot to get to the stadium area last time I was in Columbia to check out the progress. I'll have to make it down there next time.

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I forgot to get to the stadium area last time I was in Columbia to check out the progress. I'll have to make it down there next time.

I drove by there last night, the spur is up to the 6th floor and Carolina Walk is up to the 7th floor on 1 end. Both projects are actually a pretty decent size with Carolina Walk a fairly sizable complex.

Compare now with when Williams Brice Stadium was built in 1934. That isn't all that long ago in the grand scheme of things.

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its going to be a regular city down there before too long!

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It really will be. That's good, because hopefully that will extend downtown's influence through the mill villages down to the stadium area. It would be cool to see a mini-skyline emerge down that way.

Cool pics, Matt. When the old farmer's market land gets developed, then we'll REALLY see that area begin to shine.

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It really will be. That's good, because hopefully that will extend downtown's influence through the mill villages down to the stadium area. It would be cool to see a mini-skyline emerge down that way.

Cool pics, Matt. When the old farmer's market land gets developed, then we'll REALLY see that area begin to shine.

I guess we have to wait another couple of years for that to happen. That area will be totally different in less than 10 years.

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That's no time in the long run.

Are the Spur and Carolina Walk the only two developments that are slated to go up down there? I thought there was at least a third one.

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